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ASHLAND – After a night filled with technical difficulties, the votes have finally been tallied in the General Election for Saunders County, including Ashland.

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FORMAL WELCOME: Salt Creek Mercantile is formally welcomed into the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 23 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Pictured are (front row, from left) Chamber Vice President Brad Carlson, Chamber member Shirley Niemeyer, Chamber President Bradley Pfeiffer, Salt C…

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    ASHLAND – Winners of the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest have been announced.

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GREENWOOD – Greenwood residents will have three names on their ballots for the Village Board of Trustees this year, and a write-in candidate also has a strong presence in the village.

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ASHLAND – Two people are on the General Election ballot for the position of mayor of Ashland. Incumbent Rick Grauerholz faces challenger Amanda Roe in the Nov. 6 election.

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ASHLAND – One of the two candidates for the Ward 1 seat on the Ashland City Council is moving out of the city next month, making him ineligible for the office if he is elected.

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ASHLAND – The Ashland City Council received an update on the Silver Street bridge replacement project during its Oct. 18 meeting.

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LEAN IN: A few fancy moves like this helped the AGHS band earn a Division 1/Superior rating on Saturday night. The drum line received an Outstanding Performance award in addition.

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ASHLAND – An autumn snowfall made roads slippery around the Ashland area on Sunday, but slick roads were not the likely reason a vehicle hit a rural home.

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SEWING WIZARDS: Logan Yingling, Elliot Gossin and Nathaniel McVay carefully thread needles as they handsew pygmy puffs during Harry Potter Day Friday at the Ashland Public Library. Nine youngsters made crafts and played games based on the ultra-popular books by J.K. Rowling. (Staff Photo by …

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ASHLAND – After meeting with school district staff and officials, representatives from the DLR Group were ready to present preliminary options for updating and adding onto the current facilities at Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools as the school district grapples with future growth.

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ASHLAND – Chip Davis and Mannheim Steam will entertain at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum gala on Friday, Oct. 19, to raise awareness and support for the museum’s mission – to preserve the history of Strategic Air Command, the Cold War, and aerospace artifacts– and to inspire …

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CANDIDATES: The 2018 Ashland-Greenwood High School homecoming candidates are (front row, from left) Kaitlyn Vosler, Haley Lyons, Mary Holt, Rebecca Wilson, Averi Goff; (back row) Sawyer Buller, Logan Thomas, Nolan Kasuske, Connor Chase and Andrew Kwarcinski. The king and queen will be crowne…

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ASHLAND – On Sept. 25, Brandon Nygren, Ashland-Greenwood Elementary School fifth grade teacher, and Jerry Wendelin, K-5 media specialist, took a fifth grade team to Educational Service Unit (ESU) 2 in Fremont for a distance learning, statewide symposium on digital citizenship. Fifth grade pa…

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    ASHLAND – During the General Election, voters residing in the Ashland-Greenwood Public School District will be asked to choose three candidate from the four on the ballot for the Board of Education.

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ASHLAND – The location may be different and the date may have been changed, but the results will be the same – lots of little kids in a variety of cute costumes and enough Halloween candy to create a cavity or two.

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LITTLE TOO LOUD: St. Mary Preschool students cover their ears as the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department fire truck departs. The fire department visited the students on Monday as part of Fire Prevention week. The fire department also spent time at local daycares and the elementary school impar…

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SERVING LINE: Lynn Allman of Greenwood helps in the serving line during Greenwood’s Friends of the Library annual hog roast and raffle held Saturday evening at the fire station. Money raised helps to support the library. (Staff Photo by Peggy Brown)

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GROCERIES ADD UP: No Frills Supermarket Associate Johnathan Wigle and Director Jerry Bryceson presented a $1,000 check to the First Christian Church represented by Delise Hauschild on Oct. 3 as part of the Direct your Dollars program where customers collect receipts. (Staff Photo by Anna Boggs)

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PLAYGROUND REMAKE: Work continues on two outdoor playgrounds at Mahoney State Park. Nebraska Game and Parks closed the playgrounds at the park temporarily on Aug. 27 for renovation and installation of new equipment. (Staff Photo by Anna Boggs)

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80 Years Ago (1938)

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ASHLAND – The sounds of fall include tubas, drums and clarinets wafting over the gridiron, into the bleachers and through the streets of the community. Yes, it is marching band season once again.

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BLAIR – Michael “Mick” Mines, an incumbent with five years of experience, faces Ashland’s Janece Mollhoff in the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) Board of Directors election.

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ASHLAND – Judi Schamp, Sue Brauckmuller and Cathy Watson, founding members of the Ashland Cemetery Directory and Improvement Committee, led their first cemetery crawl for the Ashland Historical Society in 2011.

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ASHLAND – Ashland-Greenwood Superintendent Jason Libal will outline the school district’s overall budgeting process, the district’s tax askings and levies and future budgeting considerations during the upcoming Bluejay Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:20 a.m. in the middle school/high sc…

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ASHLAND – Entrepreneur Rich Dreesman of Plattsmouth will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 6 Men in Mission meeting, to be held at Word of Hope Lutheran Church, 157 S. 22nd St., Ashland. Coffee is served at 6:30 a.m. and the free-will-offering breakfast will begin at 6:45 a.m.